Demons sweep home Invite
Playing at his home golf course, Glenwood Springs senior Matt McAdow found his confidence, and the rest of the Demons followed their No. 1 player’s lead to a double win on Monday.McAdow concluded the annual Demon Invitational with the best individual score – a two-over-par round of 74 – for his first title of the 2005 season. Glenwood as a team had a similar solid showing, carding a 229 to win the team title by 13 strokes over runner-up Basalt.Monday’s score was a complete reversal for McAdow, who felt he had to make up for a season-high round of 93 last week at Rifle Creek in the Rifle Invitational.
“I worked a lot after that Rifle tournament, and I felt a lot more confident playing on this course today,” McAdow said. “Its our home course, and I felt like I had an advantage.”McAdow took control of the West Glenwood golf course early. By the fifth hole, McAdow said he was in the groove and was on his way to a good round.”Everything was solid. I was hitting my irons, and I was sticking a lot of greens.”So were the other Demons.
Michael Flohr carded a 76, earning a tie for second place with Teddy Karlinski, of Aspen. Cody Nelson, Glenwood’s No. 3 player, finished in a seventh-place tie with three other golfers, including Basalt’s Connor Rakowski, all with rounds of 79.The Demons’ Tory Garling also had a strong outing, with an 80.Glenwood’s scores might have stunned the other 13 prep teams in the tournament, but the final results were not shocking to Demons coach Bryan Whiting.”I don’t think you can discount having home advantage,” he said. “(The team) didn’t have to ride a bus for two hours to get here. They could sleep in and get up at their regular times, and they do know the course and the greens.”
And they expected to play well.”The last three years we’ve had first, second and third place individually and in the team scores,” McAdow said. “So we definitely expected to win this one.”Other area golfers also had good efforts.Roaring Fork’s Adam Joiner and Jim Knous, of Basalt, tied for fifth with identical rounds of 78. Colton Cowan, from Grand Valley, posted a nice round of 85 for the Cardinals, as did Darrin Crabtree, from Rifle, who finished at 87.
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